Our initial intention was to try the dumpling place called 自然水饺, but it was not opened at 9.30am. The staff were still preparing the ingredients for the business. Disappointed, we decided to try the other dumpling store across the road - GII Wonton (吉祥馄饨). GII Wonton was a dumpling chain and we ordered three dishes - one plate of noodles and two bowls of dumplings.
We spent a total of RMB 40 (SGD 8) for this sumptuous meal.
Mushroom and chives dumplings (香菇芹菜鲜肉馄饨) were a set of fragrant dumplings. Priced at RMB 12, the bowl served 11pcs. Each dumpling was as big as a chinese soup spoon. Eating 11 pcs would be a sufficient to be a meal. (Food rating: 3/5)
The Crab roe dumplings (蟹黄鲜肉馄饨) was more expensive. At RMB 18, you will get 8 pcs of these dumplings. I did not enjoy the dumplings very much as it has a subtle fishy taste. While I was eating this, I was soaking the dumplings with vinegar. (Food rating: 3/5)
Priced at RMB 5, the Noodles with fried shallots oil (葱油拌面) tasted so much like Indomie’s Mee Goreng minus the chilli powder. It tasted so much like home. The noodles were different but the taste was very similar. The noodles were rather thick but it mixed well with the sauce. (Food rating: 3/5)
Address: 杭州鞋城, China, 浙江省杭州市下城区, 武林路179号 (179 Wulin Road)
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4/5